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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
533

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE MUSEUM COLLECTION

Sam Francis
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED
signed, dated 1991 and inscribed 1991 Inverness on the reverse
acrylic on paper
75 by 54 cm; 29½ by 21¼ in.
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Provenance

Yayoi Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF91-157 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Exhibited

Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Sam Francis: From the Idemitsu Collection, 10 August - 16 September 2002, p. 83, exh. cat. no. 55, illustrated in colour. This exhibition later travelled in the same to additional venues in Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, September - November 2002; Ehime, Museum of Art Ehime, November - December 2002; Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, April - May 2003; Fukushima, Iwaki City Art Museum, June - July 2003 and Oita, Oita City Art Museum, September - October 2003

Catalogue Note

Francis's distinctive way of building a picture with an accretion of rhythmic touches, at once deliberate and loose, seems equally indebted to the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, the slashing 'automatic' gestures of Riopelle and his colleagues, and the most spontaneous, inspired Japanese brushwork, with an admixture of reverent homage to the planar strokes of Paul Cézanne's late watercolors.

- Carl Belz in Karen Wilkin

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong